January 29, 2017

Oil Sampler at Swinton's

I taught an oil sampler at Swinton's this Sunday before going up to the final showing and take down of my show at the New Edward Gallery. Here are some pics of my set up and some of the fantastic first time students at work on their first oil paintings.

Not bad, eh?
I must be a pretty good instructor ;P

The leaves are on the fruit and the fruit are on the leaves, what is it?

A pineapple.

In Puerto rico I saw these growing in pots in El Yunque and on peoples stoops in Old San Juan.
Here are some of the steps I took in creating one of my pieces for the exhibition I had at the New Edward Gallery this past week-end.

In the palm of my hand

puntista strikes again.
I'm sharing my procedure for the creation of the palm tree piece inspired by my view at the Aquarius suites in Dorado Puerto Rico. My phone and pictures drowned so I only had a few references remaining including the studies I did of these three palms nearly every morning.

I would see the sun rise and set and where the cross meets is the time that I would leave my spot on the beach to meet my group, who drank every night and woke up later in the day. The X marks that spot.

January 28, 2017

Going B-A-N-A-N-A-S ! ! !

(while I build up my studio/Atelier Artista I am preparing for a solo show at the New Edward Gallery)
...........and I'm going

B-A-N-A-N-A-S ! ! !

Here is a visual breakdown of all the steps.

January 25, 2017

Building up

I am continuing to build up the atelier, moving supplies, building furniture and making artwork for my show at the New Edward Gallery. I have a grand opening for you to attend on February 10, 6-10 pm.

Atelier Artista Suite #410

@cSPACE King Edward

1721 – 29 Avenue SW

Opening this Friday, I'll be there both Friday and Saturday if you want to swing by for a visit.

Stacks of organized bins of art supplies waiting to b shelved.

Some cut oak and pine for my custom built drawing horses.

The stain I chose really brings out the beautiful grain in the red oak.

After a coat of stain they dry and are ready to pick up and bring to the studio.

They don't look like much in the elevator, I'll let them gas off a bit longer before continuing to the next step...... assembly.

I also managed to pick up more materials to build painting tabourets (side table). The wood just barely fit into my CRV.

I found this steal of a deal on kijiji so now I have a place for storing lunch and bevies for guests.

It is coming together as fast as she can but it still seems really big an empty.

This is also a little sneak peek into my working space and a peek into whats on the easel for my upcoming exhibition:

New Edward Gallery
352 8 Ave. NE
Calgary, AB T2E 0P9

Brian Batista
From Portugal to Puerto Rico
Paint, Paper and Photo

January 27, 28, 29

Opening January 27, 7 pm
Sat and Sunday viewing hours begin at 2pm.